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  • Air Force JROTC unit wins 2016 Joint Service Academic Bowl Championship

    A team of four Air Force Junior ROTC cadets from California bested thousands of other competitors from across the globe to win top honors in the 2016 JROTC Joint Service Academic Bowl Championship, held in Washington, D.C., June 25-27.The cadets from the Scripps Ranch High School AFJROTC unit in San Diego entered the first round of preliminary
  • Air Force JROTC partners up with AFA for StellarXplorer competition

    The Air Force Association is striving to increase participation in their third annual StellarXplorers competition this tear by teaming up with the Air Force Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps headquarters. The new partnership will introduce the event to almost four times as many students compared to previous years. The StellarXplorer
  • VLPAD program in full motion

    The first three officers selected for the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program are heading for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps command after recently attending the Academic Instructor Course at Air University.The VLPAD program, launched in early 2016, provides an opportunity for Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve officers
  • South Carolina AFJROTC unit receives record number of AFROTC scholarships

    Air Force ROTC recently awarded scholarships to seven Air Force JROTC cadets at Clover High School, South Carolina, a new record for the school. “That’s nearly one-third of my senior class,” said retired Maj. Brian Batson during a recent interview with the local newspaper The Herald. “You could tell this class was special when they started with us
  • South Carolina AFJROTC unit receives record number of AFROTC scholarships

    Air Force ROTC recently awarded scholarships to seven Air Force JROTC cadets at Clover High School, South Carolina, a new record for the school."That's nearly one-third of my senior class," said retired Maj. Brian Batson during a recent interview with the local newspaper The Herald. "You could tell this class was special when they started with us
  • AFROTC returns to Harvard

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James helped return the Air Force's tie to one of the country's most prestigious institutions Friday.The secretary signed an agreement at Harvard University reestablishing the Air Force ROTC detachment there. After establishing one of the country's first ROTC detachments in 1916, University administrators
  • AFROTC cadet wins Boren Award for Arabic studies

    An Air Force ROTC cadet at the University of Oklahoma won a nationally recognized award recently for his study of Arabic languages and culture that he hopes will help him to contribute solutions to problems in the Middle East.Cadet Jeremiah Cox received a 2016 Boren Awards for International Study scholarship, which provides up to $20,000 to
  • Total-force officers take next step

    Air Force has continued its total-force officer integration, launching the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program in early 2016.This program provides an opportunity for Air National Guard and Air Force Reservists to become active-duty Airmen for a period of time.For three years and one day, Air Force Reserve and Guard officers can fill Air
  • OTS, Montgomery Police Academy exchange perspectives

    Leaders from Officer Training School and the Montgomery Police Academy exchanged perspectives during the police academy's supervisory course March 15, 2016, in Montgomery, Alabama.Capt. Kris Walker, OTS chief of training, participated with the police academy course as a way to further the integration of teaching points in each of the organization's
  • Maxwell Airmen support Alabama State Powerlifting Championship

    Maxwell Airmen volunteered at the Alabama State Powerlifting Championships hosted by Elmore County High School March 12, 2016, at Eclectic, Alabama.There were 31 Airmen representing Gunter, Maxwell, and the 187 Fighter Wing that served as judges and score keepers for the state-wide event with 263 registered high school students in attendance.  This
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